Homemade Raspberry Polish Paczki Donut with Powdered Sugar
** Note: Shallow depth of field

Homemade Raspberry Polish Paczki Donut with Powdered Sugar ** Note: Shallow depth of field

Paczki – Polish Doughnuts

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Making the sponge:

  • 2 pkg. dry yeast
  • 2 T warm water
  • 1 T Pioneer® Sugar
  • 1 C milk, lukewarm
  • 1 C flour, sifted

Making the dough:

  • 1 C Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. rum extract
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ lb. butter, soft
  • 6 C flour, sifted


  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water and add the Pioneer® Sugar. Add the yeast mixture to the milk and flour; blend. Cover and let rise until double in bulk.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar and 5 eggs together well until lemon colored. Add with the ’sponge’ mixture and mix well.
  3. Add vanilla, rum and orange zest. Then add the salt and butter; mix well. Add sifted flour gradually and knead dough until it comes away from your hand. Cover and set aside in a warm place; let rise until double.
  4. Flour a board lightly. Divide the dough into 3 parts. Pat dough until ½-inch thick. Cut doughnuts with round cutter or inverted glass. Let rise until double.

Frying the paczki:

  1. Heat the oil to 350° F. Drop doughnuts into hot oil and fry on one side until golden and puffy, then turn over and continue frying until golden. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Roll lightly in granulated sugar or powdered sugar. You could also glaze or ice the doughnuts if desired.

Cook's Note

Paczki can be frozen up to 3 months. To serve, place in brown paper bag, sprinkle with water and place in warm oven until the doughnuts are hot (about 20 minutes). Some also like to fill their Paczki with jelly. Just fill a pastry tube and insert in end of doughnut after frying.
Paczki – Polish Doughnuts
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